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Whether financially strained municipalities should be allowed to claw back retiree benefits will likely be answered by the state's highest court, where three distinct suits appear headed. How the Supreme Court decides the question could set … more
FALL RIVER – More than 500 job seekers and nearly 80 companies filled the Government Center atrium Oct. 19 for Fall River's Fall Job Fair, The Herald News reported. Many employers said local competition makes recruiting difficult. … more
It has become one of the Great Questions of Our Age: Why have so many prime-age American men dropped out of the labor force? The percentage of American men ages 25 through 54 who are neither working nor looking for work has been growing for decades. … more
Employers gathered at the Roadmap to Reentry Community Workforce Development Summit Wednesday morning to learn about how ex-offenders are prepared for a smooth re-entry into the mainstream workforce and incentives available to employers who take the risk to hire those with a criminal record. more
In "Regional Advantage," her classic 1994 explanation of why Silicon Valley became the center of the tech universe and Route 128 outside Boston did not, AnnaLee Saxenian of the University of California at Berkeley argued that a key difference was … more
Uncompensated-care costs for Rhode Island hospitals have plummeted since 2013, as expanded coverage under the Affordable Care Act reversed what had been a growing trend. But millions of dollars in savings on the surface don't always … more
When Leslie Taito, a senior vice president at Hope Global, was at an early point in her work life, a male customer once told her she was "prettier than a speckled pup." As if channeling many businesswomen's lifelong task of cleaning up … more
Maybe it’s the lack of volunteer hours, but Providence ranked fourth lowest on a list of the “hardest-working cities in America.” more
As of December, Rhode Island has recovered 91 percent of the 39,800 jobs it lost during its recession, the state Department of Labor and Training said Wednesday. more
Sometime in 2017, a new U.S. Supreme Court justice will take the bench and fill the vacancy created by the death last year of Justice Antonin Scalia. Sometime thereafter, the court will almost certainly reverse nearly 40 years of precedent and rule … more
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